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and care about me. in order to help me grow and be successful, we need your support to help programs like boys and girl's club, and san francisco a lot. thanks to everyone and our supervisor, jane kim. [applause] >> i am linda wong, representing the tnederloitenderloin boys ans club. there are a lot of programs and many kids had experiences like mine.
basically, the boys and girls clubs help me. i was not thinking of going to college, because i thought that they would cut the budget. taking everything away from me, and when no one believed in me, they believed in me. thank you. >> i will call another group of speakers. we have about five more minutes. i will call these names. henry carnilowitz, scott piper, daniel landry, jaela anderson, and john mark johnson.
>> good evening. i would like to thank jane kim for making this happen. south of market -- as we know, small businesses are the economic and cultural engine of a city. this needs fuel to keel to keep running. the organization i speka of ak of is urban solutions. i would urge you to make the funds available. particularly in areas like sixth street and bayview and tenderloin. i urge you to set funds aside for that. and one last thing, good to see
you here. one speaker said, the police station. we would like to see it happen. thank you very much. >> hello. i am john mark johnson, and i work in district six. the city contractor with the direct access -- i wanted to advocate not to throcut funding for the direct access program. the relocation of 109 people would leave 109 eoplpeolpple who are homeless homeless. it would cost around $2 million the first year.
it doesn't make sense we we would cut -- we would cut housong aning and leave our most vulnerable people on the street without the support that they need. [applause] >> first, thank you. the supervisors -- the call in the town hall meeting. i am daniel landry. i was born and raised in the western addition. what i hear is about economics, i am a small-business owner and was impacted by the redevelopment era. my question, and my thought is that, can we find a way to make certain that those who have been impacted by the redevelopment agency have opportunities,
economically, and for housing? the beat goes on. it may seem like the sunset of the redevelopment agency may be happy for some state officials, but some of us have been left behind. a few years ago we took the delegation to vallejo, and warned ossie dviavis they were on trouble. the city went bankrupt. this is about how you treat the poor. at the end of the day, nations and states and localities have failed because the poor people do not have an opportunity. i want to put that in the front burner. i thank you for coming out and sharing the information you have on the city budget, thank you. [applause]
>> fantastic ideas that we have heard here today. thank you, mayor and supervisors were coming out to hear these ideas. the arts are an incredible value add to san francisco. we bring in an enormous amount to the tourism budget. we hvave some funding with the hotel task fund. it has gone into the general fund, and we have a chance that is about to be completed for the 1% for public arts, and is being expanded. thank you, to a large amount of the soma area, and we want to make sure we don't lose this with the new housing developments coming up. there are chances to feed into
this and it benefits the members of those programs. consider reinstating these areas and as we discussed affordable housong foing for the redevelopment agency, make sure this is included. i hope to see a continued san francisco existence for us. thank you. >> can we give it up one more time for everyone who spoke today? [applause] i know we talk about dollars and cents, but it comes down to how it effects people's lives. all of us, business owners, artists, we make twork togethero
make this the best city it can be. this is just the start of the budget process. there will be five more of these and budget hearings. we have heard from everyone about a lot of important issues. i ask you to be involved and bring your family to see how these issues effect everyone's everyday life. thank you all, one more time. [applause] >> and so we are going to close. >> give it up for lisha. [applause] >> thank you. it is loud. thank you agian. my role is to thank you. this is your valualbble time. thank you for coming out. i want to thank tenderloin
elementary school. and just an example -- this school was able to develop a partnership for free dental care. it is really amazing. i want to recognize the mayor's office of immigrant affairs for translation service, and adrian for working with us, and sfgtv for recording this, and you can watch it to test the words. i want to thank my staff, they spent a lot of time on this. there wil lbe more town halls. supervisor olague will announce her next, and thank you. >> i would like to thank ed lee,
for years i have organized this event. this seat was always empty. i want to thank hom for engaging with all of us and sharing the priority for the district. as promised, there will be more opportunities for you to express your feelings about the budget priorities. we will have this pariapril 25 t the county fair building. there are fliers as you leave. i want to thank you for coming and sharing your priority with us. we will work hard to meet those priorities. thank you.
[applause] >> well, we certainly got off to a good start. last year, when we started this, -- i will tell you, one reason why i think there are a lot of programs that are safe is because you conducted yourself in a way we listened very carefully because he represented yourselves well. people often say that we are a very rich city. i think that we are a rich city not just because we have a budget of $6.80 billion, we are rich because of the diversity represented in this room, and you are willing to give us your involvement and your ideas, and to give us your passion. i have a lot of notes here and i know that the department's that
our represented here took a lot of notes as well. when you talk about seniors and emigrants, youth, all of these programs, all of the diverse populations that exist here, we listened very carefully tonight. we will take this under very serious consideration when we make these decisions. it is these opportunities that we have, that tell us what is important. and we listened very carefully over the substance that you are saying to us. this will be reflected in the balanced budget. thank you for your courtesy. thank you very much. >> and i want to recognize dominica henderson and judy bee, and thank you, thank you for
tonight? my name is chris. and welcome to the 32nd annual mfac awards. i know we are having a lot of fun in the back. if we could have everybody bring down the volume, we could get started and get back to the fun stuff. all right. hey, on behalf of spur and the folks on the mfac committee, i want to welcome everybody tonight. these events do not just happen. a lot of folks put a lot of work on from selecting the winners to sponsoring the event. if folks could just hold the volume in the back a little bit, we could get through this. i first want to thank our biggest sponsor, and dignity health and wade rose. [applause] i want to thank pg&e. i want to thank the academy of art university, the folks at
aecom, comcast, kmd architects, recology. my favorite giver is anonymous. thank you, anonymous, whoever you are. now? if you have a cocktail in your hand, or you are about to find a couple, i want you to find david from the laborers. all the drinks tonight are being brought to you by laborers 261. let's give them a big round of applause. [applause] they are responsible for your hangovers. let's begin this great award. i first want to introduce cory, who is doing
-- ok, we're having our first technical difficulty. i want to bring up corey marshall, who has done all the work that goes into the mfac award and the great government consulting as they pick the products to bring a lot of innovation to san francisco. cory? give cory a round of applause. [applause] >> thank you, chris. thank you so much for all of your hard work, chris. none of this could be possible without your efforts. good evening. the good government awards are incredibly important in san francisco. it's a chance for us to honor the tremendous work that happens
in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of our public services, whether that finding different revenue streams for our parks, are trying to find new ways to fund public transportation in the city. we're very happy to be working with mayor lee and the board to address a lot of these issues.
this will clearly be a busy year for us. another component of our work is connecting the city's robuspro o assistance with our many business partners. this is a core part of mfac original purpose in san francisco. we are focused on building this capacity once again. as everyone here knows, the nature of how cities are doing business is changing. fundamentally. costly federal and state mandates continue to squeeze local budgets. increasing costs are forcing discussions about how we provide services. technology is requiring that we move more quickly than we have in a long time. building a network of partners to support our city government at this time will be more important than ever and will be critical as we were to emerge from the recession. we have a real opportunity here. we also have a real responsibility to help investment and success of our city. spur is committed to making
this happen. we hope that all of you join us as we work to leverage a lot of these partnerships once again. spur is a nonprofit. member-supported think tank in san francisco committed to the success of the city in all its forms. many of you are already members. can we get a show of hands of spur members? that's fantastic. thank you so much for your continued support of our organization. without your help, none of this would be possible. for those of you who are not yet members, i hope you'll join us and get involved. roll up your sleeves and really get involved in the nuts and bolts of the city. we can all work together to engage the city so we can all succeed together. we're all investors in this town. thank you very much for all of your support and for joining us this evening. it is now my pleasure to introduce wade rose, the chair of the 2012 good government
awards. wade? [applause] >> thank you, cory. appreciate it. good evening, everyone, and welcome to the 32nd annual good government awards. 32 years. finding people to give awards do because there are a lot of people who are dedicated to making sure that would we all get up in the morning, there's a road to drive on, and the water is clean, the city hums. it takes all of you, it takes all of us, to make sure that happens. that is 24/7 every day of the year. it is a huge undertaking. dignity health -- see if i can find my paper here. dignity held, as some of you know, formally known as catholic
healthcare west. we've changed our name about a month ago. we have been in the city about as long as did the government. about 1854. we represent a handful of organizations which are still in san francisco operating continually over 150 years to provide all of us service. in our case, its health care at st. francis and st. mary's hospital. our familiarity with the county and government starts from the very day that the sisters of mercy, who came over from ireland, got off on a clipper ship down by north beach. within a day, they got a knock on their door where they were staying. it was members of the san francisco board of supervisors who came to ask them to open san francisco general hospital,
which they did. they ran it for four years until a very familiar thing happened, and that was the county board of supervisors had a dispute about how to pay health care bills. the sisters said we've had enough of that and went on to create st. mary's hospital. as you can see, very familiar with how the city works. even then, over 150 years. it is an important issue. we're glad to be able to provide it. we're glad to be able to be here and to recognize some super creative people and the super creative programs. the committee which reviewed folks and review projects had a tough time picking who should be chosen and who should be recognized. the list is fantastic. spur, of course, has worked for
years and sponsor of this good government awards for a long time to make sure that the folks that work so hard that do not get recognized every day -- you do get recognized. firstly, from the business community, i want to say how proud we are to have you and how proud we are for the work all of you do. now i am honored to introduce someone who personifies what the awards are all about. dedicated civil servant. a person who has won a good government award before. it was going to be our mayor lee. ed has been pulled off by one of those things that pulls you off at a moment's notice. ed phoned and said he wanted the
head of the department of human resources, a mickey callahan, to represent him tonight. i would like to introduce mickey callahan. [applause] >> i am sorry not to be ed lee. i did not have enough time to grow a mustache. i pass along to you the mayor's regret at not being here tonight. he is a strong supporter of this program. he is very familiar with the incredible work that spur does with the city, because of his work as a city administrativor,a lot of us from his vantage point of the mayor's office. i would like to recognize the department heads and elected officials. i know i've seen some of you here. thank you for coming out to
support the fund workover our city employees. it is a privilege to me in particular to be here because i have had the opportunity for the last several years to be on the selection committee for the good government awards. it is really a treat. as a human-resources director, i get a lot of bad news. some of that gets in the newspaper. with all due respect to our brethren in the press, it's always a good story to write about bad behavior that may happen in a city department or that a public employee may have engaged in. we are the largest employer in san francisco. it is only natural as some of that bad behavior may fall on our doorsteps. it is refreshing to see some of the wonderful work people are doing, who really personify the ethos of san francisco.
i want to celebrate that. on behalf of the mayor, thank you. please do your part to extend your appreciation to those people. it was a very difficult process. the community members who are involved in the selection process, as we know, we had great nominees. we were forced to decide between a very compelling nominations. i think something they all have in common is a dedication to the city. in my work, i've spent some time occasionally looking at h.r. documents, including studies on what motivates people. i have a post-it on my computer that says "mastery, but autonomy, and purpose." what they're finding at the higher levels of employee, what
motivates people is not the almighty dollar, but these three principles. mastery, been technically proficient in your area. it is economy, where you are able to take initiative, operate within a zone that has been broad enough for you to use your creativity. it is purpose. purpose on behalf of the people of san francisco. i think all of the nominees that we are honoring tonight are motivated by these principles. i want to thank the department heads who have employed them. they allow these people to flourish, to be an autonomous, and move forward in a way that benefits the people of san francisco. we think the best and brightest should be in city government. the people here tonight are proof that they are. finally, i want to mention a very meaningful thing for me to be here tonight on the night we
are giving a lifetime of work to ed harrington. [applause] when i arrived in san francisco coming out of state employment some six years ago or so, ed was very generous in giving me advice. to say -- i will call. why are we doing this? who can i ask this question of? if i think it may have political implications or just to bounce it off him, he always has great devicadvice. personal thanks to ed harrington, as well. i will turn it back over to r m our emcee. >> a big round of applause. [applause] >> all right.
thank you also my pleasure to introduce president of our board of supervisors, supervisor david chu. >> good government. evening. it's my honor to welcome you to our local version of the academy awards for city government. yes, please give it up. i think our awardees look absolutely stunning tonight. i want to welcome you all to city hall. thank you for joining us in celebrating good government, celebrating san francisco. opera iit is often said that as goes san francisco, goes california. as those california, so goes the rest of the country. i want